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TfL gave Uber the green light TEN TIMES before ban

Transport bosses in London gave Uber the green light 10 times before deciding it was not 'fit and proper'. 

Inspections by Transport for London between 2013 and April 2017 did not find any major faults with the taxi firm and ruled that it 'satisfied regulatory requirements'.

The findings have led to claims that the cancellation of Uber's license was 'political opportunism'. 

And it comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan is under growing pressure to reverse the decision to banish the US company from the capital. 

Inspections by Transport for London between 2013 and April 2017 did not find any major faults with the taxi firm and ruled that it 'satisfied regulatory requirements'

Inspections by Transport for London between 2013 and April 2017 did not find any major faults with the taxi firm and ruled that it 'satisfied regulatory requirements'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was last night under growing pressure to reverse the decision to banish Uber from the capital

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was last night under growing pressure to reverse the decision to banish Uber from the capital

The data released under the Freedom of Information Act in July showed 10 inspections took place in the last four years.

Only one flagged up concerns of Uber failing to comply with its licence - in August 2016.

But TfL later said that Uber took 'all reasonable steps' and the breach was deemed outside its control, according to The Times. 

Campaigners yesterday warned that banning Uber in London would make women less safe by forcing them to take public transport and unlicenced taxis late at night. 

Nearly 700,000 people have signed a petition set up by the controversial taxi-hailing smartphone app urging the London Mayor to back down. 

And Uber tried to back Mr Khan into a corner by signalling it is keen to strike a peace deal and could be willing to offer concessions to improve its drivers' rights.

The US tech firm pleaded to sit down around the negotiating table with the mayor and officials at Transport for London (TfL), which ruled on Friday that Uber is 'not fit and proper' to hold a taxi licence.

Uber also claimed that Mr Khan and TfL have refused to meet it for detailed talks, and have not been clear about what it needs to do to ensure its licence is renewed.

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